By KOREY FERRINGER – The IHS boy’s soccer team is starting off the year with a bang. With playoffs on the horizon, the soccer team has no time to waste. The team is currently 7 -3 which puts them third in the league. With this great start, the soccer team has a very high chance of getting to the playoffs.
The team is thrilled about their current record. Junior Ethan Shearer expressed, “A team’s record can help encourage the team. It can also show what certain aspects the soccer players can work on, which will help the team improve.”
Team members have high hopes for the season. Senior Danny Lee said, “The soccer team is doing quite well this season.” With the teams wins and few losses, the playoffs seem to be right around the corner. With this in mind, practice is a very important aspect. Practice makes sure that the players are ready for their games and that they know what is expected of them from the coaches.
Even with their current record, the team continues to work hard to be the best they can be. Sophomore Jacob Albert stated, “One thing we can improve on is communication and starting off slow at the beginning of games.” The soccer team has a very good head of steam so far, and by the way they play, it looks like they won’t lose it.
The soccer team has players from all the grade levels. There are five seniors, nine juniors, eleven sophomores, and five freshmen. This makes the team a diverse group of players who all have different sets of skills that contribute to the overall chemistry of the team.
As with any sport, a good team can identify a problem that is affecting the players and act as a team to help get through it and improve. The IHS soccer team demonstrates this and many other traits that make them a team that other teams must work hard to prepare for.
With all this in mind, the soccer team has done very well so far this season and there is no reason to think they will not continue to do so throughout the remainder of the season. Come playoff time, the team should be in a position to make a serious run.
[Photo by Grace Woolslayer]
Photo Caption: “Senior Cian Williamson-Rea works the ball down the field”
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